Top Business Intelligence Tools

When it comes to modern business solutions, Business Intelligence (BI) is an effective method that transforms raw data into usable information for businesses. There are many Business Intelligence options available, it just depends on your particular business requirements. Here’s an overview of the top Business Intelligence tools on the market.

6 of the Best Business Intelligence Tools

1. Tableau Software
This is a free, easy-to-use Business Intelligence tool that also happens to be one of the fastest-growing data visualisation options. This particular software helps to simplify raw business data into an easy-to-understand format that doesn’t require the user to have vast technical or coding knowledge. With Tableau, users can access data from multiple sources and integrate information directly with Microsoft SharePoint if needed.

The key features of Tableau include:

  • Real-time analysis
  • Collaboration of data
  • Data blending

Visit Tableau website

2. Microsoft Power BI
This highly-valued Business Intelligence tool integrates seamlessly with a number of existing applications, allowing for the easy implementation of analytics’ and reporting capabilities.

Some of the other key features of Microsoft Power BI include:

  • The personalised dashboards customised for each enterprise.
  • The secure publication of business reports.
  • Access to a powerful cloud-based environment which means no memory and speed restrictions.
  • No need for specialised technical support.
  • Fast and accurate extraction of usable BI and transformation into effective visuals.
  • The support of advanced data services.

Visit Microsoft Power BI website or Microsoft Power BI Overview

Read more: Microsoft Excel Reporting In Power BI

3. Qlik Business Intelligence
This is a high-performing analytics’ Business Intelligence platform which represents data in a relatable format. The Qlik BI tool comes in two main versions – Qlik Sense and QlikView. QlikView was the original version; a classic analytics’ solution. The next generation analytics’ platform was Qlik Sense which is further divided into three sub-categories. These are Qlik Sense Desktop which is the free Windows application which creates customised visualisations and reports; Qlik Sense Enterprise which is for organisational use; and Qlik Sense Cloud which is the cloud-based app.

Visit Qlik Business Intelligence website

4. Sisense
This is an end-to-end proprietary Business Intelligence tool that is ideal for businesses which are unfamiliar with these systems. Sisense has both mobile and web-based deployment, with the support of a cloud-based platform.

Some of the leading features of Sisense BI include:

  • Ad hoc analysis
  • Ad hoc queries
  • Ad hoc reports
  • Data visualisation

Visit Sisense website

5. Oracle BI
This Business Intelligence solution is renowned for offering in-depth, accurate insights into business data and solutions. It assists in managing the balance of business with IT collaboration and provides rapid access to both traditional and non-traditional data. Using Oracle BI, businesses are able to maintain enterprise investments, reduce time consumption and make accurate business decisions for future growth.

Visit Oracle BI website

6. SAS Business Intelligence Software
This Business Intelligence tool has a range of products and solutions suited to various role players. This includes text analysts, data engineers, optimisation modellers, econometricians and data scientists. Because SAS BI has been around for many years, it has been able to adapt and evolve to suit modern business needs.

Some of the key features of SAS BI:

  • Text analytics – businesses can gain insight from social media and location analytics.
  • Data exploration – automated analysis supported by machine learning on customer interests and habits.
  • Application integration – SAS BI can integrate with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word, SharePoint and Excel for visualisation on Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Reports – SAS BI creates dynamic visuals which can be accessed on mobile and tablet devices.

Visit SAS Business Intelligence Software website

Consult with Business Intelligence company to ascertain which BI tool and software has the capabilities required to analyse your business data and format it into a usable visual representation for accurate forecasting and informed decision-making.

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